Man Utd ahead of Juve in race to sign Atletico star

Man Utd ahead of Juve in race to sign Atletico star

Manchester United and Juventus are looking for defence reinforcements and both clubs are reported to have set sights on Atletico Madrid star José Maria Gimenez.
The 22-year-old is struggling with game time under Diego Simeone and both European giants are being linked with welcoming the player’s services in the summer.

The contract of Gimenez expires in 2021 and he has a € 65 million release clause included in his contract with the Colchoneros.

According to Spanish media the La Liga giants don’t want to sell the Uruguay International although his release clause can be triggered by any club.

Tuttosport, however, claims the Old Lady does not want to match the player’s release clause although an offer will be made by the bianconeri in the summer.

On the other hand, Manchester United could have enough money in the bank to sign Gimenez in the summer paying his release clause. Both clubs are interested but the Red Devils are in pole position at the moment.